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“Amazing food and service”
Review of Mama D's Italian

Mama D's Italian
Ranked #16 of 191 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Los Angeles, California
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209 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I have nothing but amazing things to say about my experience at Mama D’s. I got to see firsthand why this place is so popular. All of the food is fresh, homemade and oh so tasty! They frequently have people walking throughout the dining room with free samples of their menu items and they even kept the waiting crowds outside satisfied with hot garlic bread and lemonade. And if that wasn’t enough, we had the most AMAZING SERVICE I have ever had at a restaurant. Despite them being crazy busy on a Friday night, our waitress was attentive, friendly, made it a point to welcome us, asked if it was our first time there, and asked us our names. She even remembered our names, used them throughout the meal, and personally thanked us by name on the receipt! Talk about customer service! This is definitely one of my new favorite MB restaurants.

  • Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“hometown favorite”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We live in Manhattan Beach and Mama D's has always been one of our favorite small family owned restaurants. From the hot bread and meatballs they pass out while you wait for your table to the hot chocolate chip cookies at the end of the meal - you can't go wrong here. The garlic olive oil they serve to dip your bread in can be purchased separately and is a staple at our house. Great for all cooking. Wait staff is the friendliest around and food is consistently a crowd pleaser.

Visited September 2012
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Torrance, California
2 reviews
“casual and authentic”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Good food at reasonable prices. Very family-friendly, which also means noisy. Staff was very attentive and friendly.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Phyllis R
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food but too small for the amount of people”
Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

The food tasted good but was really greasy. Also it was so small that I was less than 6inches from the person next to our table. Overall okay

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Kearny, NJ
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, amazing service!”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Service at Mama D's is super friendly! The staff looks very happy. The bread with olive oil and garlic is AMAZING! (we couldn't stop eating it). Worth a visit!

  • Visited August 2012
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